Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off!
A tribute to the absurdity of show business egos and the blind marketing machinery that tries to extend moneymaking possibilities into infinity, this compilation showcases a fool's gallery of non-singing stars from the worlds of television, politics, movies and the legitimate stage as they vie for the entertainment world's holy grail -- crossover success. But, thankfully for us, one man's imprudence is another's comic gold. The venerable Leonard Nimoy's graceless warbling leads the way here on two selections: "Proud Mary" and "If I Had a Hammer". Also included is William Shatner's show-stopping "spoken word" rendition of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." While those cuts are perhaps the most famous disasters in the history of celebrity recordings, they're given a run for their money by Jack Webb's inexplicable, mind-blowingly banal reading of "Try a Little Tenderness", and Sebastian Cabot's (yes, TV's Mr. French!) ponderous, shuddering recitation of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe." Eddie Albert keeps the Dylan massacre alive with a "rockin'" cover of "Blowin' in the Wind," and Jim Nabors' bland, stultifying performance of Stevie Wonder's "You Are The Sunshine of My Life" rounds out the carnage.
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Performance CreditsMae West Track Performer
Jim Nabors Track Performer
Eddie Albert Track Performer
Sebastian Cabot Track Performer
Noel Harrison Track Performer
Leonard Nimoy Track Performer
Joel Grey Track Performer
Jack Webb Track Performer
William Shatner Track Performer
Andy Griffith Track Performer
Frankie Randall Track Performer
Technical CreditsDon Brown Art Direction
Ken Perry Remixing
William Inglott Remixing
Irwin Chusid Liner Notes,Advisor
Gary Peterson Artwork
Pat Sierchio Artwork
Doug Erb Artwork
Joe Pearson Artwork
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I would like to have some of the acid that William Shatner was on when he recorded ''Lucy in the Sky...'' Jim Nabor's version of one of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs broke my heart and changed my life forever.
I bought this thinking it would be a novelty item good for a few laughs, but I love it! I keep listening to it. It's fun! A must-have for any self-respecting music lover.